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The Thermogenic Diet

Learn how food can do the hard work of weight loss

The Thermogenic Diet by John Jones
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Most people assume that all calories are the same – the calories written on the side of a box of cereal directly equate to the amount of energy that is available to our bodies, however this is not the case.

‘The Thermogenic Diet’ explains that all calories aren’t the same and by making changes to the types of food we eat, we can help our bodies burn fat more effectively.

The diet is based on the thermogenic effect of food – that is, the heat created in the process of digesting food. As you eat, food must go through a number of steps to break down, become absorbed, and metabolised. Effectively, it is the combustion process that our body undertakes when digesting food, a little like how the engine in your car works.

But our bodies are not perfect engines. The energy produced from the combustion of a food is not the same as the amount of energy that is available to our body. This is the concept of ‘metabolisable energy’, or the difference between the energy from the food we eat and the energy left after digestion and metabolism.

‘The Thermogenic Diet’ will show you how to alter your diet to make the most of the thermogenic effect. Recipes, goal setting, detailed charts and graphs, questionnaires, weight loss tips and much more are also included to help set you on your weight loss journey.

John is an Accredited Practising Dietitian with a passion to provide practical solutions to creating a healthy lifestyle. His interest in nutrition was born during his pursuit of a career in rugby league, however his focus changed after becoming obese. He is the owner of the award winning business Energize Health and is a sought after speaker. Having been obese himself John has a unique perspective on weight loss and the importance of creating sustainable change. He is a dynamic speaker and has developed a range of exciting health programs which provide 'real life' skills. John spends most of his time these days off the football field and in the water surfing or relaxing with his wife and two gorgeous children. For more ways to stay ahead, visit

Exisle Publishing; September 2012
190 pages; ISBN 9781927187753
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Title: The Thermogenic Diet
Author: John Jones